Dr Gretchen A. Moen, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC is a pediatric nurse practitioner and executive director of Dakota Child and Family Clinic, in Burnsville, MN. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and her basic Nursing from Normandale Community college; her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her doctorate in Nursing Practice from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She is the first nurse practitioner to own and operate a full service primary pediatric and family clinic in the upper Midwest and has been doing so since 2002. Dr. Moen has guided the clinic through a variety of iterations including its designation as a 501 c 3 charity clinic in 2011. In her spare time, Dr. Moen is an assistant professor and options coordinator for the pediatric nurse practitioner program at St. Catherine University.